NCHHSTP Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program

2018 INFORMATION FOR INCOMING EIS OFFICERS

Welcome to the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Our mission is to save lives, protect people, and reduce health disparities associated with HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB).

Every year, millions of Americans are infected with HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, or TB. Tens of thousands die or experience debilitating complications because of these infections. HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB often share overlapping risk factors and disease interactions and disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs, and other vulnerable populations.

EIS officers in NCHHSTP have the opportunity to do impactful work that saves lives, protects people, and reduces health disparities by preventing and controlling these infections domestically and internationally. Our center has a rich tradition of providing exceptional supervision and training of EIS officers and is known for its diversity of epidemiologic, clinical, biological, psychosocial/behavioral, policy, and other public health approaches.

With hundreds of scientists across our center and numerous partners in communities, states, and nations around the world, NCHHSTP offers EIS officers vast opportunities for collaboration. We invite you to explore the exciting opportunities available in our divisions.

NCHHSTP Office of the Director

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS

Director
(EIS 1995)

Hazel D. Dean, ScD

Hazel D. Dean, ScD, DrPH (Hon) FACE

Deputy Director,
Acting Director for Health Equity

Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH

Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH

Associate Director for Science
(EIS 1983)

Alexa Oster, MD

Alexa Oster, MD

EIS Program Co-Lead
(EIS 2007)

Robert Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH

Robert Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH

EIS Program Co-Lead
(EIS 2008)

Anne Marie France, PhD, MPH

Anne Marie France, PhD, MPH

EIS Conference Scientific
Program Committee Representative
(EIS 2008)

Donna Benton, BS

Donna Benton, BS

EIS Program Assistant

2018 EIS Positions at NCHHSTP

Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention (DSTDP)

  • Epidemiology and Statistics Branch/Field Epidemiology Team (one position)
    (NCHHSTP-DSTDP-ESB-GA-2018-01)Primary Supervisor: Dr. Tom Peterman (EIS 1984)
    Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Ginny Bowen (EIS 2013)

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)

  • Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch (one position)
    (NCHHSTP-DTE-SEOIB-GA-2018-01)Primary Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Wortham (EIS 2011)
    Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Ben Silk (EIS 2008)

Division for Adolescent and School Health (DASH)

  • School-Based Surveillance Branch (one position)
    (Other-GA-2018-02) PRE-MATCHED
    Primary Supervisor: Dr. Richard Lowry (EIS 1990)
    Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Zewditu Demissie (EIS 2010)

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)

  • Epidemiology Branch/Health Services Research Prevention with Negatives Team (one position)
    (NCHHSTP-DHAPSE-EB-GA-2018-01) PRE-MATCHED
    Primary Supervisor: Dr. Dawn Smith (EIS 1991)
    Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Phillip Peters (EIS 2006)
  • HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch/Transmission and Molecular Epidemiology Team (one position)
    (NCHHSTP-DHAPSE-HICSB-GA-2018-01) PRE-MATCHED
    Primary Supervisor: Dr. Anne Marie France (EIS 2008)
    Secondary Supervisors: Dr. Alexa Oster (2007) and Sheryl Lyss (EIS 1999)

EIS Officers at Work

Erica Dawson (DHAP, EIS 2016) visits a lab at an STD clinic during an Epi-Aid to expand access to post-exposure prophylaxis, New York City, 2017 (photo courtesy of Molly Evans)

Erica Dawson (DHAP EIS 2016) visits a lab at an STD clinic during an epi-aid to expand access to post-exposure prophylaxis, New York City, 2017 (photo courtesy of Molly Evans)

Mary (Molly) Evans (DHAP, EIS 2016) and Sarah Labuda [CSELS], EIS 2017 visit a syringe services program in West Virginia, 2017 (photo courtesy of Molly Evans)

Mary (Molly) Evans (DHAP EIS 2016) and Sarah Labuda [CSELS], EIS 2017 visit a syringe services program in West Virginia, 2017 (photo courtesy of Molly Evans)

Mary (Molly) Evans (DHAP, EIS 2016) and Ruth Link-Gelles (EIS 2016) wearing leis, a thank-you gift for their presentation on Zika virus (clinical considerations), American Samoa, 2016 (photo courtesy of Molly Evans)

Mary (Molly) Evans (DHAP, EIS 2016) and Ruth Link-Gelles (EIS 2016) wearing leis, a thank-you gift for their presentation on Zika virus (clinical considerations), American Samoa, 2016 (photo courtesy of Molly Evans)

EISOs Christine Agnew-Brune (DHAP, 2016) and Laura Quilter  (DSTDP, 2017) participate in a meeting of DHAP’s  Outbreak Coordination Unit, a cross-cutting functional unit comprising a diverse group of subject matter experts in  outbreak assessment, investigation, prevention, laboratory services, epidemiology, policy, communication, and operations.

EISOs Christine Agnew-Brune (DHAP, 2016) and Laura Quilter (DSTDP, 2017) participate in a meeting of DHAP’s Outbreak Coordination Unit, a cross-cutting functional unit comprising a diverse group of subject matter experts in outbreak assessment, investigation, prevention, laboratory services, epidemiology, policy, communication, and operations.

Laura Quilter (DSTDP, EIS 2017) helping to  set up an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) clinic during an HIV network investigation on an Epi-Aid in West Virginia, (photo courtesy of Laura Quilter)

Laura Quilter (DSTDP, EIS 2017) helping to set up an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) clinic during an HIV network investigation on an Epi-Aid in West Virginia, (photo courtesy of Laura Quilter)

Laura Quilter (DSTDP, EIS 2017) (far left) learning about the surveillance of antimicrobial resistant gonorrhea on a site visit in Hawaii, (photo courtesy of Laura Quilter).

Laura Quilter (DSTDP, EIS 2017) (far left) learning about the surveillance of antimicrobial resistant gonorrhea on a site visit in Hawaii, (photo courtesy of Laura Quilter).

Mary (Molly) Evans (DHAP, EIS 2016) and Christine Agnew-Brune (DHAP, EIS 2016) during a technical assistance trip to West Virginia, 2017, pictured with a Sterilis machine that grinds used syringes into thousands of sterile pieces  (photo courtesy of Molly Evans)

Mary (Molly) Evans (DHAP, EIS 2016) and Christine Agnew-Brune (DHAP, EIS 2016) during a technical assistance trip to West Virginia, 2017, pictured with a Sterilis machine that grinds used syringes into thousands of sterile pieces (photo courtesy of Molly Evans)

Laura Quilter (DSTDP, EIS 2017) learning about recent developments in the detection of antimicrobial resistant gonorrhea on the Division of STD Prevention lab tour, (photo courtesy of Laura Quilter).

Laura Quilter (DSTDP, EIS 2017) learning about recent developments in the detection of antimicrobial resistant gonorrhea on the Division of STD Prevention lab tour, (photo courtesy of Laura Quilter).

Susan Cha (DSTDP, EIS 2016) (far right) and Winston Abara (DVH, EIS 2015) (second from right) taking a break from an Epi-Aid to explore the Old Spanish Bridge in Agat, Guam (photo courtesy of Susan Cha)

Susan Cha (DSTDP, EIS 2016) (far right) and Winston Abara (DVH, EIS 2015) (second from right) taking a break from an Epi-Aid to explore the Old Spanish Bridge in Agat, Guam (photo courtesy of Susan Cha)

Ginny Bowen (DSTDP, EIS 2013) (second from left), Susan Cha (DSTDP, EIS 2016) (third from left), Alex de Voux (DSTDP, EIS 2015) (fourth from left) taking a break during EIS recruitment efforts at the 2017 EIS Conference (photo courtesy of Ginny Bowen)

Ginny Bowen (DSTDP, EIS 2013) (second from left), Susan Cha (DSTDP, EIS 2016) (third from left), Alex de Voux (DSTDP, EIS 2015) (fourth from left) taking a break during EIS recruitment efforts at the 2017 EIS Conference (photo courtesy of Ginny Bowen)

Page last reviewed: April 13, 2018